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Old 05-24-2020, 02:58 PM   #106
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Re: New C4 Gladius speargun

One more thing to mention is that the 16mm band is sitting loose in the band hole and therefore the bands whip forward after the shot is fired and tangled with the too long dyneema in front of the muzzle.

Pushing the band more forward and tightening it up with s band raiser would also help.
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:11 PM   #107
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Re: New C4 Gladius speargun

Are you running the shooting line through the lower line wrap hook with the reel fitted?
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 AM   #108
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New C4 Gladius speargun

The gun was rigged up as it is designed. With a reel and the shooting line running trough and over the line guide with a double wrap.



I reviewed some footage and it is pretty clear now that the problem was the dyneema. I am about 90% sure that with the proper length of mono there would not be an issue.
Too bad really that I wasted some precious pool time just because I did not count for enough mono. That happens when you rig a speargun after a few bears...

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This is what I meant by using the wrap hook on the bottom as a line guide.
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM   #110
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Re: New C4 Gladius speargun

I understand what you mean Pete.

C4 spearguns in the past always had very specific ways of how the mono has to be wrapped. I was, and still am, under the impression that with the Gladius they have gone the conventional way. If not they could have mentioned it in their manual.

When the mono was single wrapped, as in Pete’s diagram, I did not have a single issue. The problems happened with a double wrap and combination of mono and dyneema being wrapped closely together. It was the (rather stiff) dyneema that got tangled up in the bands.
I still believe it is user error by not using mono that was long enough.
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